Native to Hawaiian Islands and along the Johnston Atoll, the Fisher’s Angelfish otherwise known as the Fisher’s Pygmy or Fisher’s Dwarf Angelfish is one of the dwarf Angelfish species. They are also called Orange Angelfish or Yellowtail Angelfish due to their body coloration.
Quick stats – Fisher’s Angelfish
|Max size||4” / 10 cm|
|Aquarium||Min 55 gallon / 200 liters|
|Water||74-79° F / 23-27° C|
dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.5
|Lifespan||6 years or more|
Fisher’s Angelfish description
They possess orange body coloration, a caudal yellow fin and a sapphire blue outline that highlights the belly and anal fin.
They are hermaphrodites with the dominant female changing to male in the absence of a male individual in the group.
Fisher’s Angelfish in the ideal aquarium
The tank should be decorated with lots of live rock work that provide them with hiding places to mimic their natural habitat. This rock work should also facilitate the growth of algae upon which they would thrive and graze on.
Fisher’s Angelfish are not suitable for a reef tanks as they would often nip and damage the precious corals and clam mantles.
Fisher’s Angelfish feeding
In the wild they are omnivores and would often feed on a variety of meaty and vegetable matters.
Fisher’s Angelfish breeding
Fisher’s Angelfish are difficult to breed in captivity as they lack visual differences between the male and female gender.
They are easy to care for and with proper care, they can live over 6 years while growing up to 4’’ (10.16cm).